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A Castle Doctrine (also known as a Castle Law or a Defense of Habitation Law) is an American legal doctrine claimed by advocates to arise fromEnglish Common Law that designates one’s place of residence (or, in some states, any place legally occupied, such as one’s car or place of work) as a place in which one enjoys protection from illegal trespassing and violent attack. It then goes on to give a person the legal right to use deadly force to defend that place (his/her “castle“), and/or any other innocent persons legally inside it, from violent attack or an intrusion which may lead to violent attack. In a legal context, therefore, use of deadly force which actually results in death may be defended as justifiable homicide under the Castle Doctrine.
Canada apparently doesn’t have a law like this. Regardless, I like to think our home is our Castle and in a way we have the responsibility to defend, to keep our family members safe, to secure it, and to care for it. Would be great for Canada to have a cool law like this, not just so you could kill someone :/ Rather, the spirit of it, that its our homestead, land we purchased, and now own and can use, live off of, prosper from its produce, live by its abundance.
We all romanticize the English castles, grand stone buildings reaching to the sky, protected by moats, Knights and drawbridges. Its something I’ve always dreamed about, well… not owning a castle, that would be neat but VERY expensive. I just wanted a house, some land and a place I could call mine, owned, and operated by my family.
Living in Wheatley River on 1/3 of an acre is pretty cool, our house IS our castle and its large, I love it – though I wasn’t originally sold on it. I think its an excellent investment, a prime piece of property, great view, location, town, what more could anyone want? Ok, a few more acres.. 😛 But that will come in time likely.
Its great owning a piece of land even if we don’t, in Canada, own the rights to anything 3 feet below the grass… My house is my castle, my wife Lindsey is my queen and the lady of the manor, and Arden is currently the sole heir to the growing estate and fortune!
Living the life dreamed of by peasants everywhere! We are so blessed in Canada!
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